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Focussing on monovarietals and their terroirs

Viewing the labels of the portfolio of wines made by Casa Rojo is akin to a visit to a contemporary art gallery. This innovative...

Albariño at Pazo de Señoráns

The small portfolio – just three wines – of Pazo de Señorans consistently earns over 90 points (out of 100) in whichever Spanish (and...

Why we should drink Cava all year round!

If the trend over the last decade continues, and I've no reason to believe it won't, it's likely that we will see, when the...

Fizzing good wines from Bodegas Iniesta

As regular readers may remember, I used to be rather heavily involved in the world of football, from both amateur and professional perspectives. Like...

El Salze – Monastrell, and some!

It’s just two years since I was invited to taste a new wine from Bodegas Vins del Comtat within the hallowed portals of DOP...

The pruning pyres of Jalón

My first experience of the phenomenon this season was in fact during the dying embers (pun intended!) of December. A thin blanket of frost...

Coming soon – Wine untouched by human hand

In October 2016, I wrote an article contrasting two vineyard philosophies – on the one hand, in a delightfully bucolic cameo, camels were being...

Celler Alimara

One of the things I like most about the new British owned and worked bodega Celler Alimara (http://celleralimara.com), is their quite obvious ‘connection’ with...

Final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines 2017

Our final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines of 2017 was held early December in Moraira harbour’s Club Nautico Restaurant. Whilst such dinners are usually...

New Year resolutions for 2018

I won’t be the only journalist thinking about New Year Resolutions right now (at the time of writing it’s a week before Christmas), I’m...

Cork Talk highlights of 2017

Firstly – Happy Christmas to You! Many thanks for reading Cork Talk! Whilst all the following highlights are exactly that, highlights, there can be no...

Christmas Day wine recommendations!

My annual Christmas Day wine recommendations article is one that I perhaps enjoy writing most. It puts me in the mood for Christmas a...

The Costa News top ten 2017!

Yes, I know – I’ve said it before and will more than likely say it again next year too, but the fact is that...

Wine related Christmas presents 2017

I'm often asked about any wine related presents I might recommend for the lady who wants to surprise her man, and indeed, vice versa...

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